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16 Apr 2020

Environment Biological Studies Stewards

Stewards Individual Placements Program – Posted by mbrandenburg Elverson, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site – National Park Service

Length: Two Term Options
6/8/2020 – 8/21/2020, 11 weeks (option to extend 10 weeks)
5/18/2020 – 11/13/2020, 26 weeks
Full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson, PA

Living Allowance: $285/ week. Housing may be available at site

AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3047.50 (pre-tax).

Start Date: 5/18/20

Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/1/20

Title of Position: Biological Studies Stewards

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

SIPP in partnership with the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site/ National Park Service are seeking an intern who will assist the park the removal of invasive plants that will help to protect sensitive wetlands that are the home to a diverse community including rare plants, bird and reptiles. The intern will also assist with integrated pest management including mapping of native ash tress to prepare for the invasive emerald ash borer and the mitigation of pests from at least two historic buildings.

Position Responsibilities will include:

Invasive plant management
Vegetation management
Native Ash mapping
Apple orchard maintenance
Natural resource interpretation
Trails management
Vegetation management
Integrated pest management
Dark skies
Work at the front desk and inside the company store
Data management

Minimum Requirements:

Major in a field related to the biological sciences (e.g. wildlife and fisheries science, biology, forestry, environmental science, etc.) or education
Minimum of 2.5 GPA
Juniors/ Seniors preferred
Valid Driver’s license
Ability to work independently or part of a team
Excellent written and oral communications
Must be able to pass a criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with global positioning systems
Spanish language skills
Experience in preparing and delivering educational programs

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3047.50 (pre-tax).
Living Allowance: $285/ week (pre-tax)

For More Information
Contact Ryan Tant – Stewards Program Coordinator

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Environment.

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